Taiwan and Somaliland to set up representative offices (update)

Focus Taiwan
Date: 07/01/2020
By: Chiang Yi-ching

Foreign Minister Joseph Wu displays a photo of Somaliland Foreign Minister Yasin Hagi Mohamoud meeting President Tsai Ing-wen/ CNA photo July 1, 2020

Taipei, July 1 (CNA) Taiwan and Somaliland, a self-declared state in East Africa, have signed an agreement to set up representative offices in each other's territory, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Wednesday.

The agreement was signed between Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) and his Somaliland counterpart Yasin Hagi Mohamoud on Feb. 26, when Mohamoud led a delegation to Taipei, Wu said at a press conference.

Foreign Minister Joseph Wu shakes hands with Somaliland Foreign Minister Yasin Hagi Mohamoud after signing the agreement/ Photo courtesy of MOFA

Mohamoud also met with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) during the trip, Wu said.

Wu's announcement on Wednesday came after a report a day earlier by the Somaliland Chronicle, which cited sources as saying that Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi had appointed a representative to Taiwan.    [FULL  STORY]

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